Seasonal Affective Disorder: Winter Depression

http://ncpamd.com/seasonal/

Northern County Psychiatric Associates provides this article which goes into much greater detail about what is known about seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and the treatments available. Throughout the centuries, poets have described a sense of sadness, loss and lethargy which can accompany the shortening days of fall and winter. Many cultures and religions have winter festivals associated with candles or fire. Many of us notice tiredness, a bit of weight gain, difficulty getting out of bed and bouts of “the blues” as fall turns to winter. However some people experience an exaggerated form of these symptoms. Their depression and lack of energy become debilitating. Work and relationships suffer. This condition, known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) may affect over 10 million Americans while the milder, “Winter Blues” may affect a larger number of individuals.

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Submitted by: Carol E. Watkins, MD
Submitted on: 30-Oct-2002

 

 

 


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